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A Blacklisted Film and the New Cold War

2 August 2017 - 11:14am
Special Report: As Congress still swoons over the anti-Kremlin Magnitsky narrative, Western political and media leaders refuse to let their people view a documentary that debunks the fable, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Why is the U.S. mainstream media…

Making Police Truly ‘Protect and Serve’

2 August 2017 - 10:09am
As President Trump suggests police should be rougher with suspects, other voices from the police community say the behavior should go in the opposite direction, treating the public with more respect, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Former…

How US Policy Helps Al Qaeda in Yemen

1 August 2017 - 10:44pm
Exclusive: President Trump – like President Obama – is working at cross purposes in supposedly fighting Al Qaeda in Yemen while helping Saudi Arabia kill Al Qaeda’s chief Yemeni enemies, as Jonathan Marshall explains. By Jonathan Marshall In a world…

Shielding Israel from Popular Outrage

31 July 2017 - 2:33pm
A bipartisan bill in Congress seeks to criminalize boycotts of Israel with fines and imprisonment, as the so-called BDS movement passes its twelfth birthday, notes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson As of this July, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)…

Oliver Stone Defends His Putin Interviews

31 July 2017 - 2:33pm
Director Oliver Stone saw his four-part interviews with Russian President Putin as a way to give Americans a better understanding of a leader who has been demonized in the mainstream media, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Not…

Can Trump Find the ‘Great’ Path?

30 July 2017 - 3:55pm
Exclusive: After a half year in office, President Trump is stumbling toward a “reality TV” irrelevance or worse, but a narrow path remains to make a historically important contribution to the nation, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry On June…

How Obama Fell into the Syrian Trap

29 July 2017 - 5:35pm
President Trump reportedly has pulled the plug on the CIA’s ill-fated covert arming of Syrian rebels, causing consternation among the U.S. foreign policy establishment, Gareth Porter reported for The American Conservative. By Gareth Porter Last week, a Trump administration official…

Jerry Meldon’s Passion for History

29 July 2017 - 2:01pm
Jerry Meldon, a Tufts University professor who was one of our first writers at Consortiumnews and a great friend, drowned while swimming in a lake in North Carolina on July 18. He was 69. Though an associate professor of chemical…

An Interview with WikiLeaks’ Assange

29 July 2017 - 2:00pm
CIA Director Pompeo says WikiLeaks will be dealt with as a “hostile intelligence” service, raising the stakes in the long-running U.S. government feud with Julian Assange, interviewed by Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein. By Randy Credico and Dennis J…

Violence Around the Al-Aqsa Mosque

29 July 2017 - 1:40pm
Tensions around the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem eased late this week after Israel removed security infrastructure around the entrance, but earlier violence left four Palestinians and three Israelis dead, as Dennis J Bernstein reported. By Dennis J Bernstein Update: By the…

The Dawn of an Orwellian Future

28 July 2017 - 6:21pm
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media continues to spread its own “fake news,” like the falsehood about an intelligence community “consensus” on Russia-gate “hacking,” as algorithms begin to marginalize dissent, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry It seems that The New…

The World’s Shift to Electric Cars

28 July 2017 - 3:27pm
Exclusive: Despite resistance from the oil industry and Team Trump, the transition to electric vehicles is accelerating, with key foreign countries and some U.S. states taking the lead, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Even as the Trump administration scrubs…

How the ‘Center’ Is Spinning Apart

28 July 2017 - 11:01am
There’s the old warning that at times the “center cannot hold,” but today’s “center” appears to be self-destructing, creating unnecessary crises and conflicts that worsen the world’s predicament, notes ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke That “icon” of the…

PBS’ Anti-Russia Propaganda Series

27 July 2017 - 9:35pm
PBS has joined the anti-Russia propaganda stampede with a five-part documentary series that recycles the false and deceptive claims that have become Official Washington’s dangerous new groupthink, reports Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling The U.S.-government-supported Public Broadcasting System (PBS) recently…

The U.S. Hypocrisy of ‘Human Rights’

27 July 2017 - 2:16pm
Long before President Trump, the U.S. government had made a mockery of “human rights,” condemning abuses by adversary states but silent when crimes were committed by U.S. agents or U.S. allies, explains Todd E. Pierce. By Todd E. Pierce Secretary…

Macron’s Maneuvers on the New Cold War

26 July 2017 - 1:20am
Official Washington’s hawks are blocking President Trump’s desired detente with Russia, but that has opened a path for France’s new President Macron to mediate the New Cold War, Diana Johnstone tells Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein French President…

House GOP Seeks to Curb Yemen War

26 July 2017 - 1:03am
As national Democrats claim the mantle as the more hawkish party — and President Trump panders to the Saudi-Israeli tandem — House Republicans moved to curb U.S. support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen, Dennis J Bernstein notes. By Dennis…

Pitching the ‘Forever War’ in Afghanistan

25 July 2017 - 1:52am
Exclusive: Rather than rethink U.S. policy in the Mideast, particularly the entangling alliances with Israel and Saudi Arabia, Official Washington pushes schemes to perpetuate the “forever war” in Afghanistan, writes James W Carden. By James W Carden In May, the…

Learning to Love Perpetual War

25 July 2017 - 1:25am
The transformation of the Democratic Party into the perpetual war party – accelerated by the Russia-gate hysteria – is personified by Rep. Barbara Lee who voted against the “war on terror” resolution in 2001, as Norman Solomon explains. By Norman…

Intel Vets Challenge ‘Russia Hack’ Evidence

24 July 2017 - 1:26am
In a memo to President Trump, a group of former U.S. intelligence officers, including NSA specialists, cite new forensic studies to challenge the claim of the key Jan. 6 “assessment” that Russia “hacked” Democratic emails last year.  MEMORANDUM FOR: The…

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